Stock futures rise slightly as investors weigh cross currents of latest earnings

Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stock futures ticked higher Wednesday night as investors responded to a weak outlook from retail chain Target early in the day, and results from Nvidia and Cisco that landed after the market closed. Investors are also anticipating more than half a dozen speakers from the Federal Reserve talking … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting 2022

Buffett and Munger on stage with Berkshire vice chairmen Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at press conference during the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, April 30, 2022. CNBC Warren Buffett appeared on stage at the CHI Health Center with his right hand man Charlie Munger by his side. They were welcomed by a … Read more

S&P 500, Dow Industrials Higher

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose on Tuesday after ending the first trading day of 2022 at records. Stocks have continued their bullish march in the new year after the S&P 500 advanced 27% in 2021. The broad US stock index rose 0.2%, while the Dow industrials rose 0.8%, with both … Read more

Stocks Open Higher Ahead of Manufacturing Data

US stock indices rose at Tuesday’s open, suggesting that the strong start to the New Year will continue ahead of new data on manufacturing and the labor market. The S&P 500 added 0.3% after the broad market index closed 0.6% higher and hit a record Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5% and the … Read more

Crypto investors see an NFT bubble but tout power of underlying tech

Visitors view an immersive art installation titled ‘Machine Hallucinations Space: Metaverse’ by Refik Anadol at the Digital Art Fair Asia in Hong Kong on October 3, 2021. Lam Yik | Bloomberg | fake images MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Even if NFTs are a lightning bolt, crypto investors are betting that the underlying blockchain technology is … Read more

Bitcoin slump offers tax play for investors — for now

A young woman walks past a Bitcoin symbol in the window of a company that offers blockchain application services. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | fake images Bitcoin took a beating in December, but that price drop opens up a tax loophole for investors. The cryptocurrency lost around 18% this month through Thursday, with … Read more

Major Chinese city locks down to control Covid outbreak

Students queue for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests at Xi’an Jiaotong University on December 17, 2021 in Xi an, Shaanxi province in China. Hua Shang Daily | Visual China Group | fake images BEIJING – A major city in central China that has seen an outbreak of Covid-19 cases blocked on Thursday, and local authorities use … Read more